Seattle Tree Fruit Society

Seattle Tree Fruit Society

One of the benefits that I wanted to gain from the show this year was to help sort out meaningful gardening organizations that can help you and I with our planting goals. Many of them have free information available in print and on websites, a community of other knowledgeable people and ongoing learning opportunities. Some of them, of course, require membership fees but not all of them. Here is the first one that I will highlight.

apple-tree.jpgORGANIZATION: Seattle Tree Fruit Society

GOAL: To bring together amateur growers-beginning to experts from the Greater Seattle area-who share an interest in growing fruit and nut trees/vines.

HOW: By offering information on adapted varieties and up-to-the-minute growing techniques. Recommending of varieties hardy for our area. Also by sharing experiences and supporting fruit research.

ALSO: Holds programs and meetings tailored to Western Washington Growers, publishes/distributes newsletters, organizes field trips and guided tours to local and regional growers and participates in Fruit Shows.

MEETINGS & RECOMMENDED EVENTS: Members, guests and visitors are welcome. Schedule as follows:

March 8: Milwaukie, OR

Home Orchard Society

Fruit Propagation Fair and Scion Exchange

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March 8: Mt Vernon

Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation

Winter Field Day/Open House

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March 15: Vashon Island

Vashon Island Fruit Club

Grafting Workshop

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March 22: Seattle

Seattle Tree Fruit Society

Spring Fruit Fair and Scion Sale

Email: [email protected] for more information.

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April 19: Seattle

Friends of Piper Orchard

Spring Orchard Work Party

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